Thursday, July 10, 2008
Vietnam to Host Miss World 2010
After the recent host of Miss Universe 2008, Vietnam will once again be the host of another pageant show, the 60th annual Miss World 2010, the oldest surviving major international pageant. Also it will be the 60th anniversary for the show. From June 28 to July 9, 2008, Miss World 2007 Zhang Zi Lin along with Miss World Organization Chairwoman Julia Morley surveyed Vietnam in a ten day visit to many provinces including Hà Nội, HCM City, and Quảng Ninh. Many charity events were carry out in Sóc Sơn district, Hà Nội, Củ Chi district, HCM City and Tiền Giang were Miss World 2007 Zhang Zi Lin helped out poor students, needy people, and pay a visit to the HCM City HIV/AIDS Control Center. Chairwoman Julia Morley spoke that she was impressed with the beauty and warm sentiments of Vietnamese people.
On July 9th, an agreement ceremony to secure Vietnam as the official host of Miss World 2010 took place at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel between RAAS Group and Miss World Organization’s Chairwoman and President Julia Morley, where RAAS CEO Hoàng Kiều represented Vietnam in signing the agreement. During the ceremony, CEO Hoàng Kiều donated many large sum of money to charity events in Vietnam and also to the victims of the recent earthquake in China. Vietnam Airlines will become the official carrier for Miss World 2010. The future pageant show will be held in Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa province, which currently hosts the Miss Universe 2008 competition. In organizing for this event; Vietnam has to pay at least $10 million.